An Ongoing Investment of Your Time Makes an Enormous Difference

You can spend a few hours a month to a few hours a week conducting research on endemic species information, assisting our fundraising and communications team, planning an event, or helping out in the office.

Opportunities for volunteers change frequently depending upon the projects we are working on at the time. If you are interested in volunteering your time, please email us at and send a CV (resume) and cover letter that details your interest. Once we review your CV and cover letter, one of our staff members will get in touch with you. No phone calls please.

Our volunteer program is restricted to persons age 18 or over who can make a regular commitment.

Student Volunteers

Our internship program has helped students interested in biology, conservation science, nonprofit administration, photography, and geographic information systems to gain experience working in the field of biodiversity conservation. Students have the opportunity to play a critical role in conservation by completing senior thesis projects with IC, conducting literature research on conservation issues, assisting in prioritization projects, or being involved in the daily administrative activities of our nonprofit organization.

Professional Volunteers

There are occasional opportunities for experienced professionals to work with Island Conservation on specific projects. Such projects are more likely to be associated with management, administration and strategic planning.

We are currently looking for professionals with experience in:

  • GIS and cartography
  • Fundraising
  • Accounting
  • Publishing
  • Graphic design
  • Photography
  • Public relations
  • Media communications
  • Event planning

If you are interested in volunteering, please email a CV and cover letter to

The donation of our volunteers’ time is invaluable to us! Thank you!

Current Open Opportunities

A gift to Island Conservation in your estate plan will build a legacy and assure a future in which island species thrive. By including Island Conservation in your will, your estate may receive significant tax savings. A designated sum or a certain percentage of a residuary estate can be donated or consider making Island Conservation a full or partial beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k) or other qualified retirement plan.  If you choose to provide for Island Conservation in your estate plans, please contact the development manager at or 831-359-4787.

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Gifts of long-term appreciated stock are an easy way to provide crucial support to Island Conservation and increase your giving. Benefits may include: income tax and capital gain tax savings. Consult your financial advisor on the potential benefits.

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The Pension Protection Act of 2006 gives those at least 70½ years of age the opportunity to make tax-free charitable gifts, including the minimum required distribution.

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Donating real estate to Island Conservation may give you a tax deduction on the fair market value of the real estate and help you avoid the capital gains tax you may incur if you were to sell the property.

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Your current/former employer may double or triple your generous contribution to Island Conservation.

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Celebrate special events or the memory of a special person in your life by making an honorary gift. Please make sure to include the honoree’s name when you make your donation.

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